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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

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Darryl McDaniels or “DMC” as most of the world knows him, first made his start in the music business as one third of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC and quickly became the most popular in terms of fans and influence. He has been in the public eye for the past 20 years, since forming the now legendary, defunct group, RUN-D.M.C with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late, great Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell. Also one of the founding members of this multi-platinum music group, selling over 30 million singles and albums worldwide, it would be hard to overstate his influence on popular culture. He helped transform Rap and Hip Hop into the most popular music in the world, while building a fan base that rivals the biggest acts in Rock ‘n’ Roll.

As the first and greatest of Hip Hop’s superstars, Run-DMC succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams – their own included – by embodying for the world endlessly creative subculture of young black New York. They were the first rappers to earn a gold album, the first to earn a platinum album, the first to go multi-platinum, the first to have their videos played on MTV, the first to appear on American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live, and the first rap band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and Spin.

DMC has recently added another list of firsts to his life – his first book entitled “King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC” (St. Martins). The book, written by DMC with Bruce Haring with the forward by rapper/actor Will Smith, offers a flavored tale of his rise within the music business while stressing the importance of respect and responsibility in today’s society. It has received rave reviews nationwide. Entertainment weekly called it “strangely compelling, bravely honest… plenty of entertaining anecdotes about life back in the day to keep you turning the pages. Like Will Smith, McDaniels is a born charmer.” Publisher’s Weekly says the book is “hard hitting yet sensitive… he (McDaniiels) argues astutely that ‘very few of the rappers will admit they’re creating a fictional character,’ and thereby create problems for themselves.”

In addition to the new book, DMC released his own musical project entitled Checks, Thugs, Rock-N-Roll.

Neck of the Woods Presents: DMC – July 13th

Neck of the Woods Presents:
Sunday, July 13th
8pm // 21+ // $18/$20

DMC (of Run DMC)
Innovator, Motivator, Philanthropist, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels changed music and made history 25 years ago with his legendary band Run-DMC. 30 million record sales later he continues to inspire & impact the world. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a legendary music icon and a key member of Run-DMC. 30 million record sales later, and nine years after the untimely death of his band mate Jam Master Jay, DMC still continues to create, inspire and motivate. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed autobiography entitled, King of Rock; Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC (2001/St. Martins) and in 2006 released an award winning solo album Checks, Thugs & Rock and Roll. His solo performances have graced stages around the world and included a key slot at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2012 as well as the Frauenfeld Festival in 2013. In 2009 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Oakland Mind
Started at the end of 2013 The Oakland Mind rose from the ashes of broken groups and good music. Six months later and they lead the bays hottest cypher, have the most recognizable hip hop brand and have been featured in the East Bay Express. With music ranging from Jazz to Trap they will Oakland’s Mind.

Jay Stone (Feat. Them Hellas)
Jay Stone is a 26-year-old lyricist coming out of the Bay Area of California. Sampled live instrumentation and eclectic rhythmic patterns are often the foundation in the production of his music. Jay Stone’s career in music stems from a natural gift in painting mental pictures with his words, and his uncanny ability to give multiple perspectives in a story is one of his strongest points. Jay released his debut EP, Melodious Miscreant, in the fall of 2012, followed by the release of his second EP “16th & Adeline”,in fall of 2013. He’s currently finishing a collaborative project with producer Monster Rally that will be released later this year on vinyl by Oakland based record label, Gold Robot Records.

Run DMC Comeback

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Run DMC DJ Headphones  |  $70.00

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Rock the block with these exclusive RUN DMC DJ Headphones. With a comfortable, padded over-ear design, inline volume control and 1/8″ connection, you’ll be ready to rock a rhyme on time.

DMC teams up with @LuckyStrike to #ConquerCancer

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DMC teams up with @luckystrike & @ConquerCancerMA to bowl over cancer. Visit http://conquercancer.org/bowlluckystrike to learn more or donate. #conquercancer

Win an autographed copy of DMC’s 1st Comic Book

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Win a DMC autographed copy of issue zero! Repost this image on your Instagram account with #DMCMakesComics and @DMCMakesComics and a lucky winner will be selected at random. Contest ends May 1, 2014 and includes free shipping anywhere in the world!

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BY THE NUMBERS

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1985

“King of Rock” is released and certified Gold. By early 1997 it has been certified Platinum.

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BY THE NUMBERS

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3 Million

“Raising Hell,” Run DMC’s most successful album, sold more than 3 million copies in the first year.

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1984

Run DMC was the first Rap group to have an album certified Gold with their self-titled album in 1984.

Run DMC and the Beasties

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With Beasties Two

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